Pumpkinfest Lager | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Pumpkinfest LagerPumpkinfest Lager

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Rifugium on 11-25-2011

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Feddi86
1.6/5  rDev -53.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of dacrza1
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

DATE: November 3, 2016... OCCASION: Cavs/Celts on a Thursday... GLASSWARE: Sam Adams lager... pours a beautiful golden orange amber that erupts into cascading bubbles... a thick, creamy two-finger white head tops it off attractively... cinnamon, pumpkin, oats, and lemon... an uneven suggestion... the head settles to a single finger, but still looks comely... the palate is soft, drinkably light, some lingering effects at the throat... bread malts, soft cinnamon, and light nutmeg make this an inoffensive, unimpactfully slammable lager... hints of mint and tea leave as well... as the label suggests, an Oktoberfest masquerading as a pumpkin beer...not one of Stoudt's better offerings, but I enjoy its light-hearted attempt at a fall style... still, it leaves an aftertaste that is off, lagerish and beefy...

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
2.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ryanm1
3/5  rDev -12.8%

I grabbed this one as part of a wegmans mix 6 in my epic quest to try as many pumpkin beers as possible. Stoudt's might be relatively new to the pumpkin beer scene because at this time there isn't even a picture of the bottle. I poured a tiny bit out to check the color and it was darker golden. Not such much brown as the other seasonals I have tried. This is a very dry beer and higher on the IBu scale, sort of the opposite of a Southern Tier Pumpking. Def does live up to the name of "lager" as a standard lager taste is what permeates the tounge. Not much in the spice department although says on the bottle pumpkin and spices added. Not sure if this is supposed to be sort of a pumpkin Octoberfest hybrid but fails on both fronts.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of wattoclone
3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pumpkin lagers are rare and Stoudt's is one of my favorite local breweries so I had to try this one.

Pours a dark clear amber with a moderate head. Aroma is typical beer smell with a hint of pumpkin. Taste is smooth and average mouthfeel for a lager, but only hints of pumpkin and even less spice. Basically it is what the label reads: "Lager with pumpkin and spices added". The implication here is that this beer was not actually brewed with those ingredients, but flavors were added to generate an entry into the style, with an attractive label designed for marketing. The best thing about this beer is the low ABV.

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Photo of madelf66
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 57md
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours copper in color with a finger of beige head that retains a bit on the edges of the glass. The nose smells malty like a weak Marzen, with no trace of pumpkin. Caramel malt is present along with a slight sourness that may be the pumpkin. The finish is subtly sweet from the malt. There is also a trace of pumpkin at the very end.

This is certainly more of a Marzen than a pumpkin beer. That said as a Marzen, it could stand to be more full-bodied.

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Photo of aszatk01
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a clear orange-amber, with a thin white head that retained as a thin ringlet throughout the session. Not much captured in the aroma, just sweet malts, light spice, and some cereal grains. Taste was pretty light and sweet. The wife didn't care for it at all, but I thought it was okay. Light and balanced, with notes of toffee, vanilla, pumpkin, and touches of cinnamon and nutmeg. Nothing too distinctive, but not too bad either (which pretty much sums up my general opinion of all Stoudts' beers). Light mouthfeel, fairly drinkable overall, but really lacking in flavor and body overall, and not something that I'd want to have more than once. It's good for those people who don't want anything too extreme. Pretty much delivered what it promised: it was like a marzen with a little bit of pumpkin beer profile blended in.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 4.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a dull copper with a two finger head fast to dissipate. Hazy clarity.

Smell- Sweet caramel malt, little pumpkin and more of an apple aroma.

Taste- Sweet Oktoberfest style malt notes of caramel. Very little if any pumpkin to discern. More of a cooked vegetable flavor with spice notes of cinnamon and ginger. Finishes crisply however with a slight bitter zing.

MOuthfeel- Light to medium in body, medium carbonation.

Overall- Not much of a pumpkin beer at all, more of an Oktoberfest. It wasn't too bad but just one of those once brewed beers that are not too special but drinkable.

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Photo of lobos62
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JWU
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle my neighbor shared with me. Poured into a curved pint glass.

A- It appears as if the bottle may not have been sealed (cork seal on top). Almost no head, and no carbonation. Straight up clear amber.

S- I get a really nice light pumpkin and graham cracker smell. Subdued spice, which I prefer on these pumpkin LAGERS. Ale, it's a different story.

T- Follows the nose. The only other pumpkin lager I've had (Terrapin Pumpkinfest) seemed to just barely overdo the spicing, causing the lager yeast/spice interplay to leave an offputting sourness on the palette. This plays down the spice, and upgrades the pumpkin content.

M- Slightly slick from the pumpkin. No carbonation, again, appears the bottle may have not sealed properly.

O- I'd certainly like to try this with proper carbonation.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgiordano88
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slatetank
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I enjoyed this bottle chilled in a pint glass, review from notes.

The color is deep golden amber with frothy white head and average sized bead with carbonation visible and lace sticks in spots. The smell has a slight vegetal aroma up front with subtle spice aroma and light caramel in the malt which is held back slightly by a mild metallic odor. The feel is slightly creamy with smooth texture and medium high carbonation with mild spice and body in general mid palate with a mostly dry finish.

The flavor has a nice toasted grain quality with slight caramel taste combined with a noticeable pumpkin in the fact that it has a vegetal flavor with tinge of spice and more of an herbal hop character which adds to the taste as it finishes on the dry side. This is decent, but not outstanding just above average flavor wise with minimal spice presence and pretty mild fest quality in general. I think it lacks in intensity and could be good as if it is just restrained flavor-wise

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pumpkinfest Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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